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Teen Culture Update: November 2019

Disney+, detachment from technology, and meme culture are just a few of the things dominating teen culture this month. Now that Thanksgiving has ended and Christmas is just around the corner — not to mention a new year and...

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The Addictive Nature of YouTube

Believe it or not, Facebook was out the minute you made an account. Instagram lost momentum when the impulse to filter and curate rather than share honestly became the norm, and Snapchat started losing steam a while ago, especially...

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Teen Culture Update: October 2019

As I sit down to write this blog on the morning of Halloween, looking back at the month of October in teen culture feels like a bit of a whirlwind. F FALL FASHION To start us off, I’ll share...

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Teen Culture Update: September 2019

Social Concerns What happens when a young Swedish girl speaks out about climate change in 2019? Well, a lot of things. We’ve mentioned Greta Thunberg’s activism on this blog before, back when she made her first speech. Ever since...

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Teen Culture Update: August 2019

Now that we’re well into September, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, students are back in their classrooms, the thrill of “Hot Girl Summer” (a song by Megan Thee Stallion that was enjoyed by listeners throughout the summer of...

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Ten Tips on How To Monitor Social Media Accounts

Having taken a brief (and certainly not exhaustive) look at what teens are doing on the various social media platforms that are out there in my last blog, it might seem a bit intimidating to start to think about...

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Teen Culture Update: July 2019

Summer days are coming to a swift end for many teens and, while they make the most of these last few days of freedom from school, they’re spending their time consuming and critiquing mass amounts of popular culture that...

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Summer Time in Teen Culture: June 2019 Update

On the 21st of the month, the world celebrated the official launch of summer and today’s teens are loving this season for all sorts of reasons, not just the fact that most of them are off of school. Along...

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Social Media Basics: Hashtags

#mondaymotivation #fridayintroductions #momlife #Catholic #parenting #lunch #cleverweddinghashtag #stressed #blessed If you’re a social media user — even a light one —  you’ve probably seen at least one or two of these hashtags on one of your feeds at one...

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